December 29, 2014 Subject:
Chlordane Was Banned in 1988 but Boric Acid Powder Works!
Much as was done here with chlordane can be done with boric acid powder - using a puffer device (plastic ketchup squeezer works). Dust same places you see here, including runways in kitchen, bath, under sinks. Make sure the area dusted stays dry - if an area gets wet, let it dry then reapply. The powder clings electrostatically to the roach, and he takes the material back to the nest. They habitually groom each other, and importantly, are oblivious to the toxicity of boric acid. They eat it, it causes a foamy chemical reaction in their stomach, they bloat, their shell cracks and they dessicate.
Lived in Galveston (they are everywhere there) and by about two months after the boric acid treatment, never saw another one (which is nearly unheard of there). Works on ants including carpenter ants as well. They simply do not avoid it because they don't perceive it as poison.
Very good film.
January 9, 2008 Subject:
goodbye, mr. roach
i loved this! i don't know much about the chemicals but i assume in 50 years people will respond the same way as we are now.
the roaches, however, they will still be the same! i adore roaches. i used to raise madagascar hissing roaches which grew to 3". i admit i can't imagine having a houseroach even over an inch, which i have never experienced, but the hissers are great.
they don't fly or smell or contaminate the way house roaches do. even their babies are cute. you don't have to deal with the whole egg stage, the mother keeps it inside her and she gives birth to little teeeeeeny roaches! adorable!
March 22, 2006 Subject:
Encroaching roaches are fast approaching!
Goodbye, Mr. Roach succinctly illustrates how cockroaches enter the home, propagate themselves, and make life miserable for those who suddenly discover them voraciously chomping away at their food supplies. Fortunately, modern pest control methods are far more effective and safer for the people forced to contend with these troublesome fellows. The squeamish set will want to set this film aside, but the time-lapse cinematography of the roaches hatching is exceptional.
July 2, 2003 Subject:
Made by the same company that brought us "Goodbye Mrs Ant", this is the more disgusting of the two, as we see Roaches, Roaches everywhere1 After a somewhat fascinating and somewhat disgusting birth scene, we see the roaches crawling everywhere. Underneath the sink, in dark places, in garbage everywhere. Different sizes too1 Joy! Where is the Content Adisory on THIS film, Rick?
December 29, 2002 Subject:
GOOD BYE TO DAY
I'm a Pest Control Oprerator and what they for got to tell us back in the 50s was that if you sprayed Cloradane today it would still kill months later and if that lady is sill living I sure she probably has cancer since she wore no gloves or protection. Outside of the chemical used, they still teach the same thing today